This prize, established in memory of Walter Muir Whitehill, for many years Editor of Publications for the Colonial Society and the moving force behind the organization, will be awarded for a distinguished essay on early American history (up to 1825), not previously published. The Society hopes that the prize may be awarded annually.
A committee of eminent historians will review the essays. Their decision in all cases will be final.
By arrangement with the editors of The New England Quarterly, the winning essay will be published in an appropriate issue of the journal.
Essays are now being accepted for consideration. All manuscripts submitted for the 2020 prize must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2021. The Society expects to announce the winning candidate in the spring of 2021.
Entries submitted for consideration should be addressed to:
Whitehill Prize Committee
c/o The New England Quarterly
Department of History
University of Massachusetts, Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
For additional information, including prize specifications and a list of past winners, see here.